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Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Compensation for council will have to wait Council heard first from the chair of the council compensation committee, Srini Jayaraman. He explained that the committee (made up of citizens) was recommending a modest…

April 13, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader More muscle in P&D Council appointed a junior planning and development officer for the M.D., named Sandra Rendle. She’s already an employee. The rationale, as explained by director of rural services Russ Jassman,…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 5, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader How to register a concern In the ‘question period’ part of council’s meeting, councillor Steve Adams led things off with one about how a resident could “get a concern across.” About a bad…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

March 23, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader No more recording of meetings Council followed up on its decision back in February to stop participation in its meetings via Zoom, by banning audio recording of the meetings. However, council also ruled…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

March 30, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader That rumbling sound…. Sheila Willis of History Check and Krista Malden of Community Now magazine presented to council on the Rumble Alberta event, inviting the M.D.’s participation as a sponsor. Participants in Rumble…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

March 9, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader (Report compiled from agenda and draft minutes provided by the M.D.) Community Futures presents Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake (CF) executive director Josh Friesen started off the March 9 meeting. He let council…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

March 23, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader New grader approved The M.D. is buying two graders this year. One is a used model for $360,000, from Ritchie Brothers. The decision to purchase it was made at a meeting in February.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 15, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Housekeeping on Big Fish Bay After holding the required public hearing, council gave second and third readings to a bylaw amendment to the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), regarding some of the Big Fish…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 8, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Green Shirt Day Responding to a request in the form of a letter by former Slave Lake resident Jan Clemis, council made a motion to proclaim Green Shirt Day in Slave Lake. It…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

March 9, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Re-zoning application Someone in the Hondo area has applied to subdivide a piece of property and have the zoning changed from agricultural to residential un-serviced. Council gave first reading to the necessary bylaw…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 2, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Plastic dividers between councillors were conspicuously absent in council chambers for the first time in a long time at council’s first meeting in the month of March. Mayor Tyler Warman commented on it…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Feb. 23, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The return of Jassman Retired for about three weeks, Russell Jassman is back working for the M.D. Up for re-appointment as the M.D.’s agricultural fieldman, Jassman had to endure some good-natured wisecracks from…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Feb. 9, 2022 meeting (continued) Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Bantam hockey request for support The organizer of a Bantam (U15) hockey team going to the Alberta Native Provincials had asked the M.D. for $2,500 to help the team cover associated expenses.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Feb. 15, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Community Futures making loans for downtown beautification Council received pretty much the same pitch from Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake (CF) as M.D. council did the previous week. CF executive director Josh Friesen…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Feb. 9, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council voted on Feb. 9 to end Zoom access to meetings. It wasn’t unanimous, but most councillors didn’t seem to like having reporters listening in from remote locations. The meeting was held in…